Our ocean is changing – and Maine’s coastal economy is now almost entirely dependent on one species: lobster.
But there is hope - Mainers are known for ingenuity, stewardship, and fierce independence. That’s why we knew that working with our own local fishing communities to cultivate kelp was the best way to #kelptheearth. Together we are helping to diversify coastal incomes, reduce ocean acidification, and, by working alongside our neighbors, grow, harvest, and share delicious, sustainable, and mineral-rich sea greens with the world.
We identify, and work with, fishermen throughout the coast of Maine to help them start their own kelp farms. We provide technical assistance to help these farmers get farm leases, set up their gear, learn how to seed and harvest, and support their business planning. We also provide free seeds to all of our farmers. These folks are the soul of our business and we are proud to introduce you to them.